Har Ki Dun Trek is the most lovely western Himalayan mountains, a gateway to old Himalayan villages. It sits in the centre of a valley in the form of a cradle under the Har Ki Dun Trek summit. This Valley is accessible by the Govind National Park-famous for its rich flora and fauna-both in spring and winter as a pleasure for trekkers.
The path through alpine wetlands, moraine hills, glacier valleys, pine trees and ancestral settlements offers you great opinions of the Valley, and the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic slow pace of the local life.
It’s a valley tour that leads to Har Ki Dun Trek valley along the Thamsa River. Bishops and animals flourish in this region because the trekking trail isn’t too often walked through. Language families can be found close to Puani Garaat. Black monkeys, wild boars and Barasingha are just some of the other pets that you could see if you’re fortunate. Here, too, are golden eagles and huge Himalayan grips. In the woods, there thrives the colourful Himalayan monal, the Uttarakhand government butterfly.
No other journey is so steeped in mythology in A Shroud Of Mythology that the name “Valley of Gods” is justified. Follow the path of Pandavas, which has the same way to go up to the sky through Swargarohini, the mountain that overlooks the Valley of Har Ki Dun Trek. This walk offers distinctive opinions of the hills. This is Swargarohini’s only village–I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak all together. The Ruinsara mountains can also be seen here.
The former Valley of the cradle is inhabited by settlements over three thousand years old. Most people here are staying with rajma, potatoes and maize. They also braid their yarn and produce coats and shirts.
Duryodhana is the principal god worshipped in this region. It is thought that a warrior dubbed Bhog Dat, a fan of the Mahabharata from Kaurava, was in the Valley. That’s why Duryodhana is worshipping in Har Ki Dun Trek valley, one of the few locations in India. But this tradition slows down with moving moment. This walk will take you through the residents ‘ life as they cross you. You will have a close view.
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Har Ki Dun Trek guide
Day 1: The Trek Day is a tiny, but lovely village of 250 homes with the base camp Sankri Sankri. In Sankri there are several dhabas and stores. During maximum summer, trekking is generally busy as it is the base camp on numerous excursions–Kedarkantha, Bali Pass and Borasu Pass. The village boasts a magnificent perspective of the sun behind the big Himalayas. In the afternoon sun, the summits of Swargarohini shine high over Sankri’s hills.
Driving towards Sankri will bring you to the city of Dhaula, which is the base camp for Rupin Pass and Bharaadsar Lake Trek and lastly Sankri, Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola and Mori Naitwar.
Time has drawn: from Sankri, the base camp, in 8-10 hours from Dehradun. Time brought: 6,397 ft (1.950 m) Dehradun Railway Station will organize transportation at 6.30 am.
2. Day 2: Sankri to Chillurgad through Taluka Altitude: 6,455 ft (1,967 m) through 7,953 ft (2,424 m) to 8,415 ft (2,564 m). 12 kilometres ride to Taluka + 10 kilometres to Chillurgad gradient Trek: first three kilometres flat gradient. After Beeda ka Thatch, the entire path is gradually ascending and descending.
You can buy a jeep (locally) on your own for this, depending on the highway conditions, or go to Taluka. This path is susceptible to land-lifting and is frequently shut during mountains. The trail leads nearly to Taluka, passing 10-11 mountain turns. On the manner, there are three large rivers, almost immersed in water, on the highway.
The walk goes through several wild roses, reed, plum and oak (deodar) woods. The trail is picturesque. There is camping next to a river, just 2 km before Taluka. If there’s not plenty of moment, you can stay here, i.e. walking out of Sankri, to Puani Garaat. A GMVN Guesthouse in Taluka is also available for lodging. The cuisine of dhaba is essential.
3. Day 3: From Sankri to Taluk (12 km, 1 hour) traffic . Taluka is a tiny wooden town. The architecture in nearby cities such as Sankri, Osla and Gangad, which is nearly 300, is very different. From Taluka, we begin the journey to Bhida Ka Thach.
The path goes down to the Thamsa river valley next to the guest house of the forest and passes through several trees, and the river stays on your right-hand side. On a stage stroll along the river this shepherd’s path. After approximately ten minutes of walk on a tiny stream place the first cemented Bridge. You will achieve another wooden bridge for another 15 minutes of tier hike. Both areas are suitable for water treatment.
Go uphill 15 minutes from here until you see a tiny park by the river. If necessary, you can put up an urgent facility.
10-15 minutes ago, you will find a place where you can go down to a river Thamsa affiliate. Look for the wooden Bridge over the river, just under the village of Datmir. You enter a campsite in a few minutes after passing the tributary. Two paths, one upwards and another directly north, face the internal portion of the canyon. Go straight away on the second path.
The path from here is in poor shape as it’s landslides susceptible. You’ll discover the ground swept by shepherds to create permanent night homes after 10-15 minutes of stage walking. The path goes up from here and alternates uphill and downhill walks.
See for your first landslide-prone segment about 10 minutes after the walk. You might have to descend the river and pass the part of the river that slipped into it. This path takes you to a place about 20 minutes where a wooden bridge over the River Thamsa can be crossed.
Ignore and continue forward on the Bridge. The path bends steeply and crosses upward after five minutes. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete this chapter. Wait for this path to be coated entirely in mud during the monsoon. With a sequence of steps, the way now relaxes. Soon on the left, you will come to a river coming down the mountain, over which is a wooden bridge.
They can stay at the Puani Garaat campsite to walk trekkers alone. As you reach the forest again, the path takes up a small altitude. Search for an ancient village across the river to your right after 30-40 minutes. This is Gangaad. This is Gangaad. 20 minutes ago, turn correct to a dhaba next to a wooden bridge. From here, turn correct. There is a tiny shed behind the dhaba, where locals use the air force to operate a mechanical engine, which moulds food into bread.
On the right side is Puani Garaat 25 meters before the Wooden Bridge. Here is also a cemented building. Because it is unfinished, you can not remain easily in it. However, you may stay there if the weather is terrible and you can’t continue. You can pitch your tent here for the evening. This is the campsite.
A way to park Puani Garaat is to pass the wood bridge in Osla and to walk to the right of the Thamsa river and walk along the river to Osla.
An option path from Puani Garaat: You must walk directly up on the right side of the stream to Seema to achieve Seema. Some high climbs, but the way is often relaxed on a gradual hike. The landscape and the terrain will last about 90 minutes like that.
Go directly from Seema to the Thamsa Bridge and go to the right hand of the Valley. From here, glance around 60 meters above you for a tiny cemented bridge. It is connected to this Bridge by one small broken trail. You are going to link to the highway from Osla on the right soon. It’s going directly and going to Har-ki-dun.
Continue along the path towards the town of Osla, where you will cross the lighthouse and walk along the canal until you achieve Osla.
Osla is an eight,500 ft. Above sea level tiny village. It is known for the Temple of Someshwar. Some claim it is Someshwar Devta Temple (Lord Shiva’s Avatar). This temple’s architecture is a marvel. Osla’s residents are ashamed of two stuff-their satellite phone, one residing in the Himalayas. Just spend some moment exploring the town before you move on.
The path from Osla consists of some significant parts, but usually easy walks. You passed two rivers within a half-hour, and the second one is covered by a wooden bridge. A local shrine is also on the left. Cross the Bridge and cross the mountain curve. A collection of hills can now be seen in front of you.
You join the first of a sequence of reclaimed farms after a 15-minute walk. Please note that some of the soil was used for farming. There are two more hill curves from here that you have to cross. As you stroll along an enormous ground of rocks and pasture, the upward pitch will gradually improve. It can bring about 90 minutes to achieve the bottom of the mountain.
Underneath Thamsa Valley, you will see a fortressed wooden bridge. Cross this Bridge if you want to walk to Dev Thach, Ruinsara Taal and Bali Pass.
The Wooden Bridge over Thamsa, Karandikar. To go to Har Ki Dun trek, disregard the Bridge and go forward. Photo by Pravin Karandikar. Look for two of the tallest residential buildings in this region as you pass through several wheat farms. The path climbs over the confluence of Ruinsara and Thamsa Rivers to a spectacular viewpoint over snow-capped Dhauladhar Mountains.
The ascent is low, but the lovely countryside offset the fight. When you achieve this place of view, check for the range between the hills of Kalanag (Black Peak), and Bandarpooch.
4.Day 4: Hilltop Chilurgad: 8415 ft (2.564 m) to 9922 ft. (3024 m) Time used: 3-4 hours, Trek gradient (6-7 km): Easy. Initial 15 minute ascent accompanied mainly by a 90-minute hike. A steep 15 minutes ascent accompanied by a gradually climbing path, accompanied by a steep hike and the boulder part.
Water supplies: You can recharge your water containers from the lake along the path Kedarkantha is noticeable directly in the middle of the lake. Ujwal Balan On your left, across the confluence of the two streams, the wildernesses of dev Thach are noticeable. You passed for the first moment at this stage 3,000 m altitude. The canyon is now divided into two with Har-ki-dun to the left and Ruinsara Taal to the correct and Bali Pass.
You are welcome to see Har Ki Dun Trek summit and Hata summit under the Har-ki-Dun Valley as you pass the mountain curvature. The campground is just 4 km back in pine and meadow trees. The path falls initially while you walk, then it takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
The path passes several rivers afterwards. There are a great many rhododendron groves in the pine forest. There is also a beautiful stream that bubbles down, with several alpine Himalayans, mainly black poppy, along their ends.
Approximately an hour ago, cross another area of woods, with a delightful chestnut development. Any nature enthusiast is inspired by the smell of cedar and pinewood woods. You will achieve a tiny waterfall after another 20 minutes and abandon the wilderness behind.
You have a high ascent of about 15 minutes to discuss from this place. Slowly snow spots appear on your track, and after a while, they take on prominence (the snow can only be seen until the middle of May). After a stroll of 15 minutes, another wooden bridge can be seen.
There is a brief 10-minute walk, across the rocks, from this intersection to another camping site. The last expanse of forest resides before you. You pass the forest ridge on the right hand of the Valley after half an hour across a gradual slope.
Look at the cottages of the Forest Guest House right before you on a tiny ridge as you pass over. Walk along with the campsite near Thamsa for the past 10 minutes to get to Har-ki-dun via the last wooden Bridge. Look at the two mountains in front of you, split by the Karmanasha river. The Valley to the right goes to the Maninda Taal, Borasu and Jaundar glaciers.
5.Day 5: to Boslo Kalkatiyadhar via Har-ki-Dun Altitude: 9922 ft (2.564 m) to 9922 ft (3024 m) through 11.700 ft Tim: 5-6 hours, 10 Trek Gradient: Easy. Initial 15 minutes downhill accompanied by mostly 90 minutes of the hike. Steep ascent for 15 minutes, accompanied by a gradually ascendant path, a long walk and a boulder part.
Springs of waters: River water bottles can be filled along the track, three kilometres (Maninda Taal) Time taken: four hours from Har ki Dun to Urvish Joshi The Har ki Dun Trek camp. The beauty of the Valley will never make you want to leave the place when you get to Har-ki-Dun. It is highly recommended to have a rest day on the campsite.
The vast area below Swaragrohini-1 can be seen at Har-ki-Dun. There are alpine flowers on the meadows. In about an hour or two, you can explore the whole ground.
This point of view is also noticeable in a logical way to the Sangla Valley (Chitkul, Himachal) through the Borasu Pass.
Day 6: Boslo to Untigad Altitude: 9922 ft to 11316 ft Time Taken, distance: 6-7 hrs, 9–10 km Trek Gradient: gradual climb early on after Boslo campsite to Har Ki Dun Trek.
Sources of air: no water supply at periodic periods at the original 4 km of subsequent water records. One litre of water is enough for the day.
The path returns to Puani Garaat. This will be a lengthy day. Your way starts from here, and when you abandon the campsite you have to go for a quick descent. The descent route has to be made thoroughly and the confluence of two glacial rivers, Har Ki Dun Trek and Kyarakoti, will occur. Both of them enter the stream Tamsa.
You have to be cautious on the path because there are different trees in the summer so that the flora does not suffer. Later you must pass the river Har Ki Dun Trek. With its full quantity, the river that you saw yesterday in its original glory was fierce. You will have to walk along the forthright Bridge created of wood through this river.
You will pass through readily and be a little cautious. Now the path is drawn with the eyes of Silver Birch, Blue wood and all kinds of vegetation. With full strength and a continuity of songs, the River Kyarakoti will follow you. Two giant stones, one above the other, creating a real refuge, will be found 3 kilometres along the path. In this place, you may receive some life lessons/tips from your tour guide. After 4 kilometres you will get your first water supply.
The title of this place is Chhatri, and the colour of the forest is tangible. After winter, the path will be crossed by snow fences, sometimes hazardous. Look at the coast, and you’ll see the Black summit. You will arrive in Untigaad after 9 km. This is a beautiful campsite with water streams and snowy hills surrounding it. Take the day’s remainder.
6.Day 6: untigaad to ruinsara valley to Devsu altitude: 11316 feet to 11811 feet (Ruinsara valley), 9944 ft. Time Taken, Distance: 6-7 hours, 12-13 km. Gradually rise to the Devsu river junction. A high climb to Devsu, finally. Springs of water: Springs of water on the manner. There is enough one litre of water.
The trail to Ruinsara Tal, after Untigaadwith BhojPatra. Path to Ruinsara. It’s a day of events when you see the magnificent Ruinsara Valley. Picture of Ravi Ranjan Lake Untigaad is approximately 1.5 kms away. The journey from this lake takes hardly an hour to two. The road is full of silver birch or Bhoj Patra and is mostly barren. After the monsoon, the greenery of this lake feels like a high ice seal with large pieces of the cloud.
Because of ample vegetation inside, the lake is brown / blackish. The highest perspective from the edge of rock directly in the front of this lake is the reflexion on the hills. The lake is encircled by unpopular tops, but the path toward the renowned Bali Pass walk continues. Further along the way, you will reach the Kyarakoti Glacier, the basis of the problematic Kalanag Back Peak. From this lake, you can also see the Swargarohini hanging glaciers.
The quietness around the lake is merely magical. You might be surprised by a shepherd cottage on a rocky spot on a mountain. But nearly 100 sheep are said to be kept inside the cave. But there are too many pilgrims and the hikers best prevent it t. You are home on the same path as before on the way home to Untigaad.
And you get to the shattered Bridge at the intersection of the streams of Kyarakoti and Har Ki Dun Trek 8 Kms from Untigaad. But follow the path to Devsu this moment. It will be a high climb to Devsu after passing the Kyarakoti River. You are greeted with lovely alpine shrubs, complete of blossoms and greenery of all types.
A lake-side forest cottage. This is one of the most magnificent campsites in this trip because you’re encircled by a grass tapestry on the floor. Surrounded by a bottom of forests, with hills full of snow and deep blue sky above it. If you’re fortunate, you can see birds like Monal and Pheasant from the Himalayas, and pets such as black panther and Himalayan bear. From here you can even see the Camping Kalkatidhar.
7.Day 7: Altitude: Devsu to Gangaad: 11316 ft to 7937 ft Time Taken, distance: 5-6 hrs, gradient of 9-10 km: continuous descension gradual till the Gangaad.
Sources of rain (significant): Regular records of water along the path. Take enough water.
Guide to Gangaad Village to go home Description Trail: Today the path takes you away at the moment while we walk to the old Gangaad village. The way continues between Chir Pine woodlands, Needle pine, shrubs and floral plants. You can see trekkers walking on this path on the edge of the complementary line of the way to the Har Ki Dun trek.
These two paths meet the Seema Bridge, and then the path home to the foundation will be the same. You’ll get to Chilurgaad camping two kilometres after the Bridge, and you’ll go down to the old village of Gangaad.
Discuss their village, history, cuisine and heritage with the local people. But do not be intrusive. But be intrusive. Be kind and friendly.
8.Day 8: Gangaad to Taluka to Sankri Altitude: 7937 ft to 6910 ft to 6455 ft. On the car for 7-8 kms and 1-1,5 hours.
Gradient Trek: Continue descending gradually to Taluka. The Sankri Terrain style transition vehicle: walks on the forest trail. Two litres of water carry as